Fragment of an 18th Century Embroidered Counterpane

Fragment of an 18th Century Embroidered Counterpane

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Silk and wool embroidery on plain--weave cotton; embroidered through the lining of plain-weave linen. Predominantly chain stitch. Remnant of pattern of exotic floral sprigs and sprays with a peacock, in many colors of 2-ply worsted yarns (crewels). Ground embroidered in a vermicular pattern in yellow silk. Yellow silk ribbon binding on 2 sides. 18th century
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Embroidery, Crewel
counterpane fragment
overall: 21 in x 16 1/2 in; 53.34 cm x 41.91 cm
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Gift of Miss Lydia Biddle
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National Museum of American History
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